Bible: Isaiah 60:15-21
60:15 You were once abandoned
and despised, with no one passing through,
but I will make you 1 a permanent source of pride
and joy to coming generations.
60:16 You will drink the milk of nations;
you will nurse at the breasts of kings. 2
Then you will recognize that I, the
60:17 Instead of bronze, I will bring you gold,
instead of iron, I will bring you silver,
instead of wood, I will bring you 5 bronze,
instead of stones, I will bring you 6 iron.
I will make prosperity 7 your overseer,
and vindication your sovereign ruler. 8
60:18 Sounds of violence 9 will no longer be heard in your land,
or the sounds of 10 destruction and devastation within your borders.
You will name your walls, ‘Deliverance,’
and your gates, ‘Praise.’
60:19 The sun will no longer supply light for you by day,
nor will the moon’s brightness shine on you;
the splendor of your God will shine upon you. 11
60:20 Your sun will no longer set;
your moon will not disappear; 12
your time 13 of sorrow will be over.
60:21 All of your people will be godly; 14
they will possess the land permanently.
I will plant them like a shoot;
they will be the product of my labor,
through whom I reveal my splendor. 15